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Philippe Piot
by Vladimir Shiltsev, director of the Accelerator Physics Center at Fermilab Right before Christmas, the editors of Physical Review Special Topics Accelerators and Beams announced their annual list of outstanding PRSTAB articles from 2011. The list is based on the number of citations articles received in 2012 and the opinions of the two dozen internationally...
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by David J. Gunkel,  NIU Professor of Communication Perhaps it is just coincidence, but there is an interesting convergence of apocalyptic thinking taking place in the final month of 2012. On the one hand, we are quickly approaching the “end of the world” as predicted by the Mayan calendar – December 21, 2012 to be...
NIU football coach Dave Doeren sent the following letter today to Hesiman Trophy voters to promote Huskie quarterback Jordan Lynch. Respected Voters, I wanted to personally write to you regarding my QB Jordan Lynch. I know many of you have his stats and have followed his season. In my 17 years of coaching college football...
NIU Alumni Association president, Francine Pepitone  and NIU Foundation chair, Dennis Barsema submitted the letter below to the Chicago Tribune in response to the Chicago Tribune’s Sunday article about NIU’s presidential search. Dear Editors: In your recent wrap-up article that re-hashes challenges NIU is facing concerning its physical plant and police employees, you imagine a potential...
Michael Gonzales
For over a decade the Multicultural Curriculum Transformation Institute has provided faculty with ideas and scholarly resources to make their courses more inclusive of people traditionally under-represented in the curriculum.
Dave Doeren
After back-to-back victories on the road, I cannot tell you how excited our NIU football team is to be back at home this Saturday to take on the Minutemen from UMass in front of our fantastic fans at Huskie Stadium
Matt Streb
by Matt Streb The presidential debates are now over and we are two weeks away from Election Day.  The national polls show a dead heat, and that is unlikely to change, even after Monday night’s debate.  Simply put, there are not many undecided voters left, and those who are undecided probably were not watching a...
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With Election Day less than a month away, television is filled with talking heads spreading the conventional wisdom of what a Republican or Democrat president might mean for the economy. But when it comes to the relationship between presidential politics and the behavior of the financial markets, a group of business researchers says that conventional...
Illinois State Capitol building in Springfield. Photo courtesy Illinois Board of Tourism.
In Springfield … The Illinois General Assembly reconvenes from Tuesday, Nov. 27, to Thursday, Nov. 29 and from Tuesday, Dec. 4, to Thursday, Dec. 6, for its Fall Veto Session. We also anticipate that the General Assembly will reconvene in early January 2013 for a “Lame Duck” session before the 98th Illinois General Assembly is inaugurated...
Kelly Wesener Michael
Showing our Huskie Pride is part of our rich Homecoming tradition at NIU. As you celebrate Homecoming and its traditions this week, enjoy your time with friends, classmates, alumni and others in our community. As members of the NIU Huskie Family, we are committed to the principles of the Northern PACT: creating a just, caring, open,...
Rockford math teachers collaborate at the Museum of Science and Industry.
What do Rockford-area math teachers have in common with members of the Carpenters Local 792 and employees of scientific equipment maker Thermo Fisher Scientific and aerospace company Woodward Inc.?
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No government can exist without monetary support from its populace, and no democratic nation can thrive without the moral support of its citizenry.
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